Records and Archives


Records & Archives is a program of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (an agency of the City of Toronto). Originally founded in 1964, Records & Archives acquires and preserves the records of the Board of Governors of Exhibition, as well as the records of the Canadian National Exhibition, the Canadian International Air Show, and the Warriors’ Day Parade Council.

Apart from official records (textual, photographic, film, audio recordings, printed material) produced by the above mentioned bodies, Records & Archives also acquires and preserves private papers and artefacts that serve to illustrate the history of Exhibition Place and events that have taken place on the grounds. Material held by Records & Archives date from the founding of the CNE in 1879 to the present.


Records & Archives is open by appointment only between Monday and Friday from 8:30 am until 4 pm. To make an appointment, or for general inquiries, please call 416-263-3676, or email Please give at least 24 hours notice before the requested appointment time.


Records & Archives is located in the General Services Building, 100 Princes' Boulevard, Suite 1. For those arriving by TTC, there is a stop for the 511 and 509 streetcars directly in front of the General Services Building.  If arriving by car, there is visitors’ parking available at the General Services Building. Please remember to call ahead and book an appointment before visiting.